CHILD SAFETY: Fitting a child seat
Some seats are not suitable for fitting
child seats. The diagram on the follow-
ing page shows you how to attach a
The types of child seats indicated may
not be available. Before using a differ-
ent child seat, check with the manufac-
turer that it can be fitted.
Fit the child seat in a rear
seat wherever possible.
Check that when installing
the child seat in the vehicle
it is not at risk of coming loose from
If you have to remove the headrest,
check that it is correctly stored so
that it does not come loose under
harsh braking or impact.
Always attach the child seat to the
vehicle even if it is not in use so that
it does not come loose under harsh
braking or impact.
In the front seat
The laws concerning children travel-
ling in the front passenger seat differ in
every country. Consult the legislation in
force and follow the indications on the
diagram on the following page.
Before fitting a child seat in this seat (if
– lower the seat belt as far as possi-
– move the seat as far back as possi-
– gently tilt the seatback away from
vertical (approximately 25°);
– on equipped vehicles, raise the seat
base as far as possible.
Do not change these settings after the
child seat is installed.
RISK OF DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY: before
fitting a rear-facing child
seat in this seat, check
that the air bag has been deacti-
vated (refer to the information on
"Deactivating the front passenger
air bags" in Section 1).
In the rear side seat
A carrycot can be installed across the
vehicle and will take up at least two
seats. Position the child with his or her
feet nearest the door.
Move the front seat as far forward as
possible to install a rear-facing child
seat, then move back the seat or seats
in front in accordance with the child
For the safety of the child in the for-
ward-facing seat, do not move the seat
in front back past the middle of the
runner, do not tilt the seatback too far
(maximum of 25° ) and raise the seat as
much as possible.
Check that the forward-facing child seat
is resting against the back of the vehi-
cle seat and that the headrest of the ve-
hicle is not obstructing its use.